Treasures of the Past – Part 6

We take a final look at our current library of classic illustrated novels. Check the Stela app often as we are always adding new titles. The Three Mulla-mulgars By Walter de la Mare, illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop After receiving a magical amulet from their mother, the queen, the monkey princes Thimble, Thumble, and Nod…

Treasures of the Past – Part 5

Time-worn classics from Stela. The Picture of Dorian Grey By Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Zuo Hsuan In this gothic tale of the dangers of vanity, The Picture of Dorian Gray paints a fascinating and grim picture of Victorian England. When the young and beautiful Dorian has his portrait painted, he laments that the painting will…

New Story: Perfect Timing

If you could relive your life and correct past regrets would you? Evelyn Trent is given this opportunity at a second chance. Waking up in her six-year-old body she has her whole life before her again. She can save loved ones lives, avoid disastrous relationships, follow the life path she always wanted, but what of…

Good Grief! Another History of Comics? – Part 2

We looked at the early development of comics, or sequential art, in Part 1, from cave paintings to Edwardian magazines. Let’s continue. Stop the Presses! In 1895 Richard F. Outcault created what is considered the first newspaper comic strip. Called Fourth Ward Brownies it first appeared in the magazine Truth. It then found a home…

Treasures of the Past – Part 4

We continue on our journey through the classics here at Stela. Peter Pan and Wendy By J.M. Barrie, illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell The classic tale of the boy who refused to grow up. It follows the Darling children – Wendy, John, and Michael, who befriend the magical Peter Pan and are whisked away to…